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How To Make a Personalized Christmas Stocking
You Will Need
  • A stocking
  • Trimmings
  • Holiday decorations
  • Needle and thread
  • Scissors
  • Fabric paint
  • Felt
  • Fabric glue
  • Glitter
  • Imagination
  • Christmas cookie cutters (optional)
step 1Start with a plain stocking
Start with a plain Christmas stocking, either store-bought or handmade.
tip Felt is best if you plan to use a lot of iron-on appliques.
step 2Decide on a concept
Decide on a concept. Modern or old-fashioned? Simple or elaborate? Understated or over-the-top? Consider focusing on a theme.
step 3Hit the crafts store
Hit a crafts store to check out embellishments. If you can draw, pick up some fabric paint.
step 4Buy some felt
Buy some felt in contrasting colors to your stocking so you can cut out your own original designs and sew or glue them on.
tip Use Christmas cookie cutters as stencils.
step 5Check out the dollar store
Check out the dollar store for holiday decorations, bric-a-brac, and small toys that you can attach to the stocking
step 6Write the name
Write the name in glue, using a squeeze bottle, pour on glitter, and shake off the excess. Or spell it out in applique letters, which come in every kind of font and material imaginable. Consider writing the name someplace other than across the top, like vertically down the side.
step 7Be original
Above all, be original. Your stocking can be any color, any design kitschy or sophisticated. The choice is yours.
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